Melissa Minds VandeBurgt holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with additional certification in rare books. She is currently the Head of Archives, Special Collections, & Digital Initiatives at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in Fort Myers, Florida. Before beginning her tenure at FGCU in 2012, she spent seven years developing Digital Services at California State University, Channel Islands’ Broome Library. Melissa has been brought on at FGCU to develop the digital initiatives division, implementing a common digital library platform, institutional repository, and an electronic theses and dissertations program. She also manages and develops the University Archives and Special Collections, with a focus on collection, preservation, and global accessibility through the DigitalFGCU repository.